MA in Economics

Program Scholarships

Economics Fellowships

The James Buchanan Fellowship is an opportunity available to incoming full-time students who are pursuing their MA in economics and who are interested in a career in public policy. This fellowship is awarded on a competitive basis and provides support of up to $37,600 per year for two years. The fellowship has no work component and is intended to cover tuition up to nine credits a semester for a total of 30 credits and provide students with a stipend.

Questions regarding funding opportunities for MA in economics students can be emailed to Mary Jackson at

Economics Scholarships

The Mercatus Center’s MA Fellowship is a two-year, competitive, full-time program for students pursuing an MA in economics at George Mason University who are interested in gaining an advanced degree in applied economics in preparation for a career in public policy. MA Fellows have the opportunity to work as research assistants and coauthors with Mercatus scholars. This opportunity involves a work component.

 Please review information on the Mercatus Center’s MA Fellowship for program details and application requirements.